We are excited to announce that Episode 1 (Haunted Overload) of Season 1 is now streaming on Prime Video at the below link. We would be thrilled if any folks out there wanted to support us, watch and write a review, it will really help the show’s future viability.
October has been a creatively busy and productive, yet highly frustrating month in many ways. After a month filming on the road, both Spooky Kisses and I came down with a bad case of Covid which forced us to cancel 9 days of remaining filming for Red Vein, Field of Screams, Darkwood Manor, Imaginarium Sanitarium, Haunted Overload and The Salisbury Woods. These haunt owners, although I know are disappointed, were very gracious, understood our situation and supportive of our decision to cancel, we will reprioritize them next year. Secondly, Amazon Prime has been super slow to publish the first episode of Season One (Haunted Overload) although it was approved in late Sept. I spoke to the tech assigned to the case yesterday and notes show they are still waiting for an internal team review, as there was a technical problem on their end. She is trying to speed up the process and has engaged managers but Amazon is a behemoth, we will just have to wait it out, whenever it goes live – it goes live, we already missed Halloween Season — it will be interesting to see how well the show performs on Prime with the season being over.
The good news is we did manage to film eight new (40 to 60 min) shows of completely new haunts for season 2 and the footage and content is just incredible and came in around 20TB of 4K video. I really want to thank all the haunt owners that allowed us to film, it was an amazing experience and they all went to great lengths in accommodating us and getting us what we needed to make each shooting location work. I also want to thank my Son Devin Perry who stepped in at the last minute to film 2-nights at The Salisbury Woods while I was too sick, this will provide enough new content to re-edit a new 60 min show for them which should also be available on Amazon Prime as well as Kim’s Krypt Haunted Mill re-edit and Haunted Overload as part of our first season.
Only 2-days until Halloween, have a spooky day!
After a lot of back and forth, humming and harring and detailed planning, we are very excited to be filming at these amazing haunts this fall. We are also sad about some of the haunts we wanted to visit but it was just not possible this year. There are so many factors that go into this type of planning, it’s frankly a complete nightmare and like setting up a band tour –but the venues are only open on weekends! We do appreciate the massive amount of support received from the haunt industry and the haunt owners (you know who you are) that have been extraordinarily generous with their time and resources. The actors are just incredible, they are the lifeblood of the industry and we are so grateful for being able to capture their madness!
We have a lot of stuff going on! The biggest news is we are now well positioned to add (3) of our original shows filmed last year into Amazon programming for the fall season. We are currently re-editing for the streaming platform and will be adding some new content for delivery by end of Sept. It’s a little late in coming together and frankly was unexpected for 2022) as our first official season is still in production. However, as with anything in the broadcast industry, it’s all subject to change -currently we are working though some licensing and contractual issues that may or may not green light this last minute endeavor.
We had a super cool film shoot yesterday at The Salisbury Woods Haunted attraction in Salisbury NH with a focus on developing a segment about the massive amount of work that goes into the setup/build for a Haunted House during each the season. We are scheduled to shoot some of the new builds and structures at Haunted Overload during this Labor day weekend.
We have finalized a list of Haunts we will be filming in the fall, currently we have 14 haunts scheduled over 26 filming days in NH, NJ, PA, VA, MD, MI. We are trying to add a few other last minute dates and may move things around a little, but we will be posting fixed filming dates / locations in the next few days. We wish we could film more but logistically it’s just not possible. We had an overwhelming reaction from Haunts owners wishing to participate for the 2022 season and we really appreciated them reaching out. If we don’t get you this year, we hope to film you for the next season in the fall of 2023.
We also made it on to IMDB this week – check it out!
“Field of Screams actually gave me nightmares…” These were the first words uttered by our host Spooky Kisses 1-day after visiting the nationally acclaimed Halloween Haunt. Watch the 10-min Promo Reel as host Spooky Kisses gets gets more than she bargained for as she navigates the Frightmare Asylum and Den of Darkness attractions during there halfway to Halloween event in May of 2022. (Full episode coming soon)
If anyone wanted to know what ‘Spooky Kisses Haunts’ is about (yes, we get a few huhs?), and “Who the heck is that Spooky Kiss women anyway!” – Please watch the below extended trailer . Unfortunately being the show’s producer and for this trailer, I had to appear on camera… ugh, but I promise that won’t be a regular occurrence!
We are currently working on a new “Sizzle Reel” to secure (the right) distribution platforms. Although industry folks have already shown significant interest in the show, this will help us solidify our case for asizable investment, which is required to bring the show to market in the right way. This five- to seven-minute video will be a private industry release; however, we are also planning to make available a public show reel/extended trailer that will give folks a better understanding of what we are doing and the direction the show is taking. More to follow…
We are super excited about the launch of our new website, which we hope will help us connect more easily with fans of the show and with the haunt industry at large. Keep watching this space, as we have a lot of plans!
We had a terrific time filming at the insanely elaborate and vast Field of Screams haunted attraction in Mountville, PA for its “Halfway to Halloween” event.
We were blown away by how accommodating owners Jim, Gene, and Tanner Schopf were in allowing us to film anything and everything here. We were on site for 27 hours over three days and have approximately 14 hours of amazing footage and interviews with the scare actors, makeup artists, and crew. Jim provided us with a highly detailed walkthrough of the haunt and is just perfect on camera. He really bonded with Spooky Kisses, and they had so much fun filming some of the walkaround segments! We can’t wait to edit this together for the next full show.
We are planning on returning in the fall to capture the full Halloween madness and experience the FOS world-famous Hayride and Nocturnal Wasteland attractions, so we expect this to be edited in November or December 2022. We would like to thank Chris Bartels, the FOS site manager, who was a real trooper and coordinated a ton of stuff for us behind the scenes. He really made this all possible. This is going to be one killer episode!
Here are a few shots from the shoot.